Traditional Performing Arts Group in the Ina Valley

2.5 hours

April ~ November

Price: ¥ 70,000 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Nagano / Nagano

2.5 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


  • A special night program to fully enjoy your time in the Ina Valley.
  • Includes a private show by professional performers. The content of the performance will be decided based on the customer’s request.
  • Experience traditional performing arts under the guidance of members of Dengakuza. This content also can be decided based on the customer’s preferences.


Located between two alpine regions, the Ina Valley has long been home to many traditional performing arts, such as Bon Odori, Shishimai, and Kabuki. Dengakuza is a professional performing group that was formed in 1964, dedicated to revitalising and spreading to younger generations the traditional folk culture of not only the Ina Valley, but all of Japan. For this experience, you will visit the training facility of Dengakuza, where you will receive a special private performance and enjoy interacting with their performers.

Activity Level

  • Includes 30~40 minutes of activity, level based on customer’s preferences.

Technical Level

  • Follow the lead of the guide, and enjoy the songs and dances.

Clothing/What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.

Customer Review

A unique performance and experience that includes traditional arts from not only Ina, but from all over Japan. Wonderful.

Price Per Person

Special Private Performance 70,000JPY per group
Performing arts experience and interaction 4,000JPY per person

Included in the fee

  • Special private performance
  • Traditional performing arts experience
  • Interaction with Dengakuza member
  • Translator fee

Not included in the fee

  • Transportation to/from the meeting point.
  • Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country).
  • Anything else not specified.
    (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)



Event Duration

About 2.5 hours

Age / Height

6 yrs and above

Age / Height:

18~65 yrs

Meeting Point

15 mins by car from JR Inashi Station (JR Iida Line)

Disbanding Point


Program Availability

April ~ November

Minimum Participants

2 – 15 people

Application Deadline

14 days in advance


19:30Meet at Dengakuza
19:40~20:00Welcome performance
20:00~20:15Denrakuza introduction
20:15~20:45Hands-on activity of traditional performance
21:00~21:45Interaction with cast members and Ina Bon Dance with them
22:00Finish at Dengakuza
***Please consult about morning or afternoon times.

Cancellation Policy

■ Cancelation by the participant

  • 2~7 days prior 25%
  • Day before 50%
  • Same day/No show 100%

■ Cancelation based on provider’s decisions

  • If stormy weather is forecasted, the activity may be canceled. In this case, contact will be made by the evening of the day before and there will be no cancellation fees.


  • Private performance and hands-on experience can include: Wadaiko, folk songs and dances, Nankin tamasudare, Shishimai, and more. Let us know if you have any requests.

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For more information about this experience program, We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program. We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program and provide the program to you.

Please contact us for more information. We look forward to providing you with a unique and immersive experience in the region!

For this experience program, please inquire with our company each time. We will coordinate with local suppliers to arrange the schedule, fees, and detailed content for you. Please start by contacting us.

Look forward to a unique, immersive local experience!

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